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7 Hours Layover At DTW? What To Do?  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7875 times:

Flying NW cattle class without SkyTeam Elite Plus status anymore, therefore w/o lounge access and being subjected to 7 hours layover at DTW how should I cope with it?
Any suggestions how to kill time?
How much pain is clearing the immigration in terms of time?

Sub-question: Are there still problems with NW flight cancellations towards the end of the month?

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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7828 times:

Can't answer your question about immigration or cancellation, but...

IIRC, NW sells daily lounge passes for something like US$50... aside from that, there are plenty of dining options, and walking end to end and terminal to terminal is a decent way to kill time, as is just enjoying the sights in the tunnel and people watching.

There's also wireless internet access throughout the terminals and you can mooch off of the WorldClubs wireless from a relatively remarkable distance if you're in the right places.

Every time I have travel that includes a connection in DTW (with one exception RIC-DTW-GRR) I've had at least 3 hours between flights and I've escaped with my sanity.



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User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7831 times:



Quote:
Sub-question: Are there still problems with NW flight cancellations towards the end of the month?

No, that was resolved last summer. (2007)


User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7667 times:

Seven HOURS???? Where are you coming from and going???!!!???  Wow!

I find it hard to believe that they can not route you a better way. Some friends of my parents were going to Europe this past fall and had a six or seven hour layover going from SDF to CDG.....made one phone call and they were rebooked to a 90 minute connection.

Sadly, the airport is in the middle of nowhere so any local attractions are a good $70 USD cab ride at best. Heck, you have plenty of time to fly to Chicago, take the train to the Loop, shop and fly back!! lol


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7593 times:



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
How much pain is clearing the immigration in terms of time?

I cleared immigrations in 20 minutes while arriving at the same time as an Amsterdam flight and some Asian flights.

Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Sub-question: Are there still problems with NW flight cancellations towards the end of the month?

That was over a year ago now and hasn't happened sense.

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 3):
Seven HOURS???? Where are you coming from and going???!!!???

Could be the arrival from LHR, which arrives at 12:40 pm, often times it arrives over an hour early. Like today, it arrived 1hr and 7 minutes early.

FRA arrives at 2:00 (today it arrived at 12:58)
AMS arrives at 10:45 am (NW 39) 1:05 pm (NW 67) 3:00 pm (NW 47) 4:00pm (NW 35)

Day passes i believe are $45 to the world clubs. Ride the tram, eat at the sit down National Coney Island, walk around, visit the enormous amount of shops. Etc.



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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7581 times:

7 hours. Ouch.

Too bad there isnt a lightrail to go downtown or anything.

The Westin is nice..



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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7568 times:



Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 3):
Seven HOURS???? Where are you coming from and going???!!!???

From LHR (well PRG actually) and continuing on to SFO.
Unfortunately I had no control over choosing the itinerary, because there are far better connections via MSP with considerably shorter connection times and even one at the same price LHR-DTW-MSP-SFO, which I'd take if I could because I'd love to get on the NW DC9 serving the DTW-MSP segment. I know they will be around for at least another decade  Wink, but it still would be a nice addition to my "flown on" list


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7558 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4):
Could be the arrival from LHR, which arrives at 12:40 pm, often times it arrives over an hour early. Like today, it arrived 1hr and 7 minutes early.

If that is the case on your flight, you might want to see if you can stand by on NW 345.

It leaves DTW at 12:28.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7549 times:



Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 3):
Sadly, the airport is in the middle of nowhere so any local attractions are a good $70 USD cab ride at best. Heck, you have plenty of time to fly to Chicago, take the train to the Loop, shop and fly back!! lol

I love it when someone goes beyond the box.....now that suggestion is something I
would do!!
safe.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7520 times:
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If you've got 7 hours, I recommend taking a 20 minute cab ride to the Henry Ford Museum.

It's got an amazing collection of automobiles on display, including presidential limos and rare, historically-significant cars. It's got trains and locomotives on display, as well as a handful of interesting aircraft.

It's basically a museum of the industrial revolution, and well worth the admission and cab fare.

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User currently onlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2125 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7516 times:



Quoting L410Turbolet (Thread starter):
Any suggestions how to kill time?

Leave the airport. There's absolutely nothing to do there AT ALL except maybe see the memorial for the MD-80 crash in 1987. And don't even ask about taking pictures...



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